DRY JANUARY, a tradition invented by the Brits that’s now rapidly gaining popularity with their equally boozy cousins across the pond! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people commit to quitting alcohol for January. It’s easy to see why such a tradition has taken hold – the Christmas period is associated with overindulgence and frivolity, and a reason to cut back on spending and an unhealthy lifestyle is surely welcomed by many. Those people who have made it this far into January will no doubt be fully committed to completing their challenge. So, for the strong few who do make it all the way to February 1 without a sip of beer or a glass of wine, are there really any health benefits? And if so, what are they?
Author: Felice Gersh, M.D.https://integrativemgi.com
Dr. Gersh is the medical director of IMGI and is board-certified in Integrative Medicine and OB-GYN. She is a globally-renowned expert in women’s health and complex disease management.